The Atomium: Most Iconic Building in Belgium

The Atomium in Brussels is Belgium's most famous and most popular tourist attraction. The construction represent an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. It was built for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair (Expo 58).

Facts about the Atomium:

- the structure is made up of 9 spheres and connected by 20 tubes
- diameter of the spheres: 18 m
- diameter of the tubes: 3,30 m
- distance between the spheres: 29 m
- elevator speed: 5 m/s (fastest elevator in Europe in 1958)
- the buildings rests on 3 pillars.
- height of the Atomium: 102 m

The top has a viewing platform and offers great views of the surrounding area, including the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Mini Europe.

Location: Atomiumplein 1, 1020 Brussels, Belgium.


The Atomium in Brussels: Most Iconic Building in Belgium


The Atomium in Brussels: Most Iconic Building in Belgium


The Atomium in Brussels: Most Iconic Building in Belgium


The Atomium in Brussels: Most Iconic Building in Belgium


The Atomium in Brussels: Most Iconic Building in Belgium


The Atomium in Brussels: Most Iconic Building in Belgium


The Atomium in Brussels: Most Iconic Building in Belgium


The Atomium in Brussels: Most Iconic Building in Belgium


The Atomium in Brussels: Most Iconic Building in Belgium


The Atomium in Brussels: Most Iconic Building in Belgium


The Atomium in Brussels: Most Iconic Building in Belgium


The Atomium in Brussels: Most Iconic Building in Belgium


The Atomium in Brussels: Most Iconic Building in Belgium


The Atomium in Brussels: Most Iconic Building in Belgium


The Atomium in Brussels: Most Iconic Building in Belgium


The Atomium in Brussels: Most Iconic Building in Belgium


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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We're a family of five from the picturesque scenery of Belgium. Come along with us as we share stories from our journeys so far. And if you're curious about any of the places we've visited, don't hesitate to ask. Your dream European getaway is within reach, and we're here to make it extraordinary!

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